Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)




Nonprofit enterprises have played a significant role in society, providing many services to meet a wide spectrum of human needs. Like for-profit and public sector organizations, nonprofit organizations are faced with increased scrutiny of their current way of doing business. Stakeholders are demanding better efficiency and effectiveness from nonprofit organizations. The means to reduce waste in the current ways of doing business, if not led well and done right, will undoubtedly produce a greater waste. At risk is the sustainability of the organizations and the role their programs play in society.

The struggle facing the nonprofit sector and the challenges for its leadership is accepting and implementing the strategies and tools needed to meet the increasing demand for accountability and transparency. This paper will discuss why certain traits and attributes of servant-leadership best fit to guide the future of nonprofit organizations as the public demands greater accountability and fulfillment of their expectations.


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